NFL looks into allegations against Roethlisberger

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The commissioner of the National Football League says he's been in touch with the Pittsburgh Steelers about a civil suit alleging rape against their star quarterback.

A woman filed the bombshell lawsuit saying Ben Roethlisberger raped her in a Lake Tahoe hotel penthouse a year ago. The woman never went to the authorities and it's unclear why she decided to file the lawsuit seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars a full year later.

But Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look into it.

The woman was working as an executive casino host last July during a celebrity golf tournament.

Her lawsuit says she didn't file a criminal complaint because she feared the casino would side with Roethlisberger and she would be fired.

Roethlisberger's lawyer says the Super Bowl quarterback "has never sexually assaulted anyone."

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